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Thanks Brian but the Hunter 25 trailerable does not have a backstay. The rigger mentioned that Hunter uses proprietary tech in the mast spreader and shrouds that eliminates the need on this model.
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Most Hunters have mast pre bend the larger ones are around 6" of bend with no tension, I'm not sure how much yours should be assuming it is a B&R rig with no back stay it is probably normal. if the mast is raked too far back this is due to shrouds & stays being too long/short not the pre bend in the mast. (try a shorter turn buckle on the forstay & retension)

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Thanks Brian but the trailerable Hunter 25 does not have a backstay. The rigger I consulted mentioned that Hunter on this particular model did not incorporate one.
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Thanks cruisingdream for your response. 6" is also the metric for this rig.
I currently have 11'' even with no tension on the shrouds and stays. I will retention the forestay (turnbuckle already quite short) within the furler but failing that was wondering if there is a way of taking the bend out of the mast without damaging it.
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Thanks Brian but Hunter did not include a backstay on this model. It is a B&R rig.
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If there is no back stay then you would have a pre bend in the mast which is required to get proper sail shape. I would check with Hunter and get the exact forestay length and measure the one you have. If a furler is installed there may be an extra clevis link at the bottom that is required when adding a furler which would make the stay to long to get the proper mast rake unless you have it shortened.
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Thanks everyone for your assistance on this matter Dijon
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I see it is a B&R rig. Shrouds too tight probably as posted by cruisingdream.
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